• Home Composting

    How to compost

    Composting safely

    Which bin to choose?

    Your compost ingredients

    Emptying your bin

    To Turn or not to Turn?

    How long to compost?

    Worms and Wormeries

    Topical Composting

     Kitchen Waste

    Prickly prunings

    Weeds and weeds

    Too much grass

    Leaves for leafmould

    Seasonal Tips


    Leaflets to download

    Unwelcome guests

    home compost binASK, the composting experts, have been working with householders in the Scottish Borders to help them turn their kitchen and garden waste in to first rate compost.

    To find out more about home composting follow the links to the side and discover how to solve all your composting problems.

    Unless we have a very dry Summer lawn grass will keep growing and will need regular cutting. The cuttings are a valuable addition to your garden's fertility - so treasure them! You can never have too many grass cuttings.
    If you have, unfortunately, treated your lawn with herbicides, find out what to do.

    Weeds, those plants in the wrong place, also grow enthusiastically in summer. With the exception of horsetail, Equisetum spp., all can be added to a home compost bin. For reassurance read our Weeds. Some can also be used to make liquid feeds.
    More ideas in Seasonal Tips

    If you don't know what to do  with your garden rubbish try our Garden Waste Solutions for advice 

    If you plan to make changes to your garden, it is a good idea to take into account and plan for the waste that those changes will generate. Often a few simple tweaks will minimise problems.

    ASK have been working with Scottish Borders Council to provide advice and support for those householders who make compost at home. We have a comprehensive set of leaflets designed to help you make better compost. These explain the best ways of making good compost, how to use compost in the garden and how to deal with all the address composting problems you may have.